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It’s one of the great beer misconceptions. Guinness, with its dark appearance and somewhat creamy body, must be an incredibly unhealthy beer. Hell, we’ve had people tell us it’s the same as eating a loaf of bread.

Hogwash.

As we hit St. Patrick’s Day and you raise a pint or eight, we are here to remind you: Guinness is a healthy beer option. A 12-ounce pour of Guinness is only about 125 calories. Compare that to your Double IPA and it’s enough to make you drop your hoppy brew in shock. Color has little correlation to calorie count when it comes to beer, as the most important factor is the alcohol by volume. In that department, Guinness is a totally reasonable 4.2%.

Okay, so low calorie isn’t the same as “healthy.” Luckily, there’s plenty of evidence to show a beer a day—specifically something like Guinness—is actually good for you. You can read a bit more about that here and here.

So, maybe that old advertising line, “Guinness is Good for You,” wasn’t that far off.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”